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Firms can play positive role in conflict zones

Businesses can play a vital role in helping prevent conflict in other countries by countering corruption and fraudulent activities, according to the boss of an SME that helps firms access difficult foreign markets.

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Christmas grocery shopping: How did Asda and Morrisons fare?

Britain's big supermarkets enjoyed a bumper Christmas in 2017 with the average household shrugging off economic worries to spend a record £1,054 on groceries over the final three months of the year.

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Teamwork: Peter Midgley, left, and Alan Duttine enjoyed a very strong working relationship. Picture: Simon Dewhurst

Global tributes for co-founder of air conditioning giant Airedale

Tributes have been pouring in from across the world for the co-founder of an established air conditioning supplier after he died at the age of 74.

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Britvic upgrades Leeds bottling plant as it launches healthier lifestyle campaign

Soft drinks company Britvic has revamped its bottling plant in Leeds as it launches a new sustainability programme aimed at encouraging healthier lifestyles.

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In control: A fire officer using software developed by Seed Software, which is sponsoring The APD Control Room Awards. Pic: Mike Park

APD technology plays bigger role in assisting emergency services

Technology can play a much bigger part in helping emergency services do their jobs in a changing society, according to the boss of a firm specialising in software for emergency and critical control rooms.

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New boss: Kenton Robbins, who took over as managing director of PFF last year, hopes to increase turnover to �50m. Picture: Tony Johnson

PFF looks to help deal with coffee cup pollution

A packaging company is looking to change the way disposable cups are manufactured, as coffee chains come under pressure to adopt more environmentally- friendly practices.

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From homeless to entrepreneur

A previously homeless young man, who is turning his life around through entrepreneurship, has been recognised at a House of Commons reception.

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Chloe (left) and Abigail Baldwin who set up a deisgn agency called Buttercrumble last year.

Twins celebrate first year working together

A design agency set up by twin sisters is celebrating it’s first anniversary and the duo are encouraging others to take a similar step and start up their own businesses.

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UK manufacturing growth cools in December - PMI survey shows

Manufacturing growth in the UK cooled in December after hitting four-year highs in the preceding month, according to a leading survey, but the sector remains a bright spot in Britain’s economy heading into 2018.

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Doncaster sofa firm DFS snaps up clutch of Multiyork stores

Doncaster sofa firm DFS snaps up clutch of Multiyork stores

Sofa group DFS has bought a clutch of stores and assets from failed retailer Multiyork Furniture to boost its national chain and Sofa Workshop brand.

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Christmas tree farmer Andrew Stenton who set up Billingley Christmas tree farm after the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001. Picture Scott Merrylees

A second wind for Christmas tree sales

One of the region’s largest Christmas tree farms is seeing an additional spike in sales as workers from Europe put up their festive decorations much later on in the season.

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Rebecca Twynham of RebLe Montgomery Road, Wath-upon-Dearne pictured with Allan Wood of UKSE. Pic: Shaun Flannery

Mission to bring life back to the high street

A young entrepreneur who has opened up a new clothes shop in Rotherham is hoping to bring life back to the high street.

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Lauren Fealy, operations manager of Easy Bathrooms, outside the company's HQ in Birstall.

Easy Bathrooms in store roll-out

Bathroom and tile retailer Easy Bathrooms is on a store roll-out drive with the firm looking to offer customers a better quality of service to that of online rivals.

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Don’t cut back on marketing spend, urges boss

Don’t cut back on marketing spend, urges boss

Businesses facing uncertain economic times should not make the mistake of cutting back on marketing spend, says the boss of a manufacturing company that went into administration during the last recession.

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Yorkshire Bank agrees new deal for cards

Yorkshire Bank agrees new deal for cards

The owner of Yorkshire Bank has signed a new deal to exclusively work with Mastercard, extending its partnership with the payments company.

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‘Firms are having to change their pitch after vote’

British manufacturers are having to change the way they pitch their products in European markets since the vote to leave the EU, according to the boss of a boudoir lingerie brand.

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Nostalgia trip: Lucie Mountain is looking to go back in time with The Cockpit Cafe in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Picture: Chris Waud/Go Photo

Hostess heads back to the past with cafe

A former air hostess is set to roll back the years and open an aviation themed vintage cafe bar in East Yorkshire.

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Sky Bet signs new English Football League deal

Betting giant Sky Bet has signed a new five-year sponsorship deal with the English Football League through until the 2023/24 season.

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The Rotherham Young Entrepreneur of The Year Awards 2017 overall winner Emily Dawson of Holy Ghost Tattoo Collective. Pic: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

Entrepreneur defied prejudice to make mark in tattoo world

Facing gender discrimination in the industry but still holding a desire to continue as a tattooist, Emily Dawson decided to launch her own business in 2013.

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Trade deal will be years after Brexit, warns expert

A trade deal with the European Union is not likely to be secured until a few years after Brexit has been negotiated, an international trade policy expert has warned.

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